Oakland, CA


Kaiser SMOB Medical Building

3600 Broadway, Lower Level

Conference Room C

Oakland, CA 94611


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

If you have never attended a Willows meeting before and would like to attend, please register by contacting Laura Hennigan on our website's Contact Page.

Bring your questions and topics to share with a group of parents on the same journey. If you know of a parent who would benefit from our meeting, invite them along.


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October 16th

November 13th

December 11th

Reminder of the Ground Rules:

Parents who come here,  the names that are mentioned here, the stories that are told here, “stay here”. Our goal is to respect each participant’s privacy.


Please turn your phone on vibrate and silence the ringer. If you need to take a phone call  please step outside of the meeting room.


We are all on a different leg of this journey and we all have unique experiences. Take away from this meeting what applies for your family.


 We respect everyone’s view  even  when  we do not agree. Please listen with an open heart.


Please be sensitive to time. It is important that all participants get an opportunity to share their story.


Make No Assumptions.  When in doubt, ask.


Do not take anything that is said personally.


One  conversation please. When someone has the floor no side conversations.


We do take notes so we can remember your story and requests.


If you have a complaint/negative experience with a professional, or a specific program, please be aware that someone in the group may also be sharing a relationship with that professional or program, and it might be a totally different experience than yours.  We ask that you reserve any comment until after the meeting and you are welcome to speak to one of the Willows staff about the issue.

*Please note Willows may be required to report child abuse and/or neglect to the relevant authorities.